Assassin's Creed 3 – Forts: Fort Division

Fort Division

The forts act much like the strongholds of old. The thing is they have a much bigger impact on things than the Strongholds ever did. By conquering forts (and destroying a part of them) you reduce the taxes that convoys incur when they travel through the district that the fort occupies. This makes it very ideal to take down the 7 forts found in the game as soon as possible.

When it comes to conquering a fort there are 3 steps that need to be completed. Failure to do one of these 3 things will result in the fort being reset after Connor leaves the restricted area:
Kill the Fort Captain
Ignite the Powder Reserve
Lower the Flag

The best way to approach this Fort is from the Southeast through the marshlands found there. Hug the wall and you will find a small opening that Connor can easily slip through to enter the fort. Swim directly ahead once through the opening. Ignore the guard to the left and focus on the one on the ledge in front of you. Ledge assassinate him but time it well so the other nearby guard does not notice. If he does, then wait and ledge assassinate him as well or just drop back into the water and head over to the left. Still, do not kill the guard there (unless you want to and the Fort Captain is not looking in).

Now climb up onto the ledge where you killed the guard. Head over to the barrels and hug against them. The guard (who potentially saw you assassinate the first guard in this area) patrols between this small pool and the powder reserve. Wait against the barrels for him to move down toward the Powder Reserve. Once he does, start to the right past the barrels, toward the powder reserve but hide in the hay cart. Wait for the guard to come back and assassinate him. Now head down to the Powder Reserve and interact with it to start the timer. Immediately head up the wall to the left of the Reserve and hug against the wall nearby. Before the explosion, get into the nearby hay pile and wait there for Grenadier to come close and assassinate him. After that, wait a while for his compatriot to return to his original position and assassinate him there.

From here, head out to the North and into the next hay cart. Wait there for the guard patrolling to your right to approach. Whistle at him to make sure he comes closer. Assassinate him from that hiding spot and wait. With him dead head to the right and hold against the wall there. Move up to the corner of the tent and whistle at the next guard. Only do this when the 2 patrolling guards to the Southwest of you are looking away. After that, slip from that spot to the Southwest and up to the next set of crates. Wait for the 2 soldiers to move to the far end of their patrol from Connor. When they do, whistle to call the closer one over. Now wait for the other one to move towards Connor and change over to the opposite corner. Once again, whistle to call him over and perform a corner assassination.

Now move up to the hay cart to the Southwest and hide in there for a moment. Wait for the Fort Captain to move away and the troops to look away, that is Connor's chance to slip into the area and underneath the nearby stairs. Head to the right along the covered area (if you get spotted, head underneath the covered area behind the wall then into the stalking zone where you can easily kill your pursuers after they stop looking). Slip from there over to the partly fenced area, the second opening from the covered walkway you are presently using. Wait at the nearby corner there for the Captain to come by. It is at this point, at the far end, you can assassinate the captain away from all witnesses.

Now all that remains is to lower the flag. Head to the Southeast from where you killed the captain and climb the ladder there. It is perfectly clear so just head over there and lower the flag. That is another fort down.